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Welcome to The Sustainable Package where we have been serving our clients' needs for over five years. We see projects through from concept to commercialization. Whether you seek an extension of your team under a long-term retainer, a subject matter expert for part of a day, or an experienced hand on a project basis, we are ready to apply our skills to make it happen!
Mike Vincent, Principal and CEO of The Sustainable Package, is a strategic business leader with over three decades of food packaging, product/process development, quality assurance, strategic sourcing and sustainable business experience. He is an innovator who holds six U.S. patents for packaging and processing of food.
Mike is a graduate of Michigan State’s School of Packaging where he received the Sealed Air Outstanding Student scholarship. He is also a Certified Packaging Professional, lifetime status, by the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) and collaborates on sustainability initiatives across industry platforms. In addition, he participated in developing the metrics, indicators and reporting requirements of the Global Packaging Project sponsored by the Consumer Goods Forum. Mike has been published in food and packaging journals and authored a chapter on Centralized Packaging of Retail Ready Fresh Meat, included in the book Modified Atmosphere Food Packaging, edited by Dr. Aaron Body & published by IoPP.
In his diverse career experience, he led Safeway's supply chain sustainability team, where initiatives and metrics were defined, and programs were implemented to successfully achieve sustainability goals. Previously, Mike managed the sourcing team responsible for procuring all packaging for Safeway's 31 manufacturing plants. As Principal of The Sustainable Package, LLC he solves client's hardest challenges - be it a specific problem or a complete development project.
Mike's extensive network of resources includes partners in packaging material, container systems, and equipment . Connect with Mike on LinkedIn or contact him via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Patents: Food Package with Filling Nozzle, Frozen Concentrate in Package, Individual Drink Portion, Food Kit,Apparatus & Method for Dispensing Frozen Product, Method for Dispensing Desired Portion of Frozen Product
Publications: "Centralized Packaging of Retail Ready Fresh Meat", in IoPP Technical Journal, July 1992, "Effect of Modified Atmosphere Packaging and Types of Pouches on Product Attributes of Frozen (IQF) Turkey Strips", by M. Vincent et al; in Journal of Food Protection, July 1993, “Effects of Modified Atmosphere Packaging and Film on Sensory and Storage Properties of Frozen Ham Strips”, by M. Vincent et al; in Journal of Food Quality, March 1994
Speaking Engagements: "The Future of Packaging", PLMA Leadership Conference - 2017; "Sustainable Packaging Innovation", PLMA trade show -2016; "Packaging a Sustainable Supply Chain", Golden Gate IoPP Chapter Presentation - 2013; TSP interview on PLMA Live - June 2014; 'Sustainable Business Practices Lecture at Mills College - 2012; Participated on Reusable Packaging Panel at the CRRA Conference - 2012; Presented EPA Webinar:"Integrating Reusable Transport Packaging into your Supply Chain" - 2012; Participated on Retailer Scorecards Panel at Sustainable Brands Conference - 2012; Interview with Jill Buck of 'Voice of America's Go Green Radio' ; Sustainability in the Grocery Aisle” lecture at PIRA Packaging Sustainability Conference - 2010; Consumer Driven Packaging Lecture at UC Davis - 2006; Oregon State University's Ice Cream Course - 2001; Lectured on packaging at the University of Wisconsin's Ice Cream Course -1997, '98, '00.